Bridge pictures, Ohio editorials, but no McKinley
Reading today's Intelligencer
A quick summary of today’s morning "Wheeling" newspaper
The front-page features two stories about bridges with three bridge pictures. The front-section article with the largest headline is
Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial
(Why the big headline, or for that matter, the coverage of this story?)
Like Monday, both of today’s editorials are about Ohio:
Debating Guns, Personal Liberty (Ohio governor’s proposal)
Voters Do Their Part in ‘Purge’ (Ohio voter registration lists)
(Note -- Tuesday’s edition did carry a Wheeling editorial.)
Where’s the Ogden article about McKinley views on impeachment?
Local Rep. David McKinley (WV – 1) was apparently in the Parkersburg area on Monday and while there, he made a few comments about Trump’s possible impeachment to a reporter from Ogden’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Yesterday, that paper published this article:
Rep. McKinley: “Impeachment Process Weaponized”
It’s not much of an article: McKinley mischaracterizes then-Senator Rockefeller’s vote on Bill Clinton while sort-of blaming both parties. (Sorry, Congressman, but I seriously doubt that you would have been some sort of Republican “voice of reason” had you been around for Clinton’s impeachment.)
He also uses one of the Republicans’ current talking points about the House's impeachment action:
It’s also delaying and diverting work on other issues, such as surprise medical billing and miners health benefits, he said.
“What’s going to get done?” McKinley said.
Perhaps McKinley should talk to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has acted on very little sent from the House this year. McKinley also doesn’t explain why Republicans passed nothing except tax cuts for the rich and corporations in Trump’s first two years when the Republicans controlled both houses.
I assumed that this article would appear in today’s paper. My guess is we will not see it until Sunday, if at all – as with red flag laws, McKinley may have different talking points by then.